Kipton Cronkite formerly worked at B of A in investor relations. He’s also a party circuit fixture who began promoting himself through the vehicle of KiptonArt, a cross between a charity and an art incubator. One of his projects was to help Robert Jain, a head trader at Credit Suisse commission a series of works around investment world terms of art. The sea-change in social understanding of Wall Street ended up being recorded in these works:
There’s a painting of gathering clouds inspired by “hedge fund” called Ominous; there’s a stock-ticker painting featuring the phrase “We will allocate your payments and credits in a way that is most favorable to us”; there’s a light-box of snarling red bulls. The most disturbing might be Gianni Monteleone’s depiction of a Wall Streeter floating underwater, money spilling out of his briefcase.
Downsides of Patronage (New York)